Self-inking stamps have an integrated stamp pad so a separate stamp pad is not required.
The stamp mechanically re-inks itself after every impression by retracting
the rubber plate and resting it on the ink pad. Self-inking stamps are the
most popular because of their high quality and moderate price. These stamps are
ideal for quick, repetitive stamping, giving thousands of impressions.
Pre-inked stamps have few or no moving parts and utilize a patented impression material
that allows ink to soak right into it. These stamps are popular because of the excellent
quality impressions they make, but they are a bit more expensive. When the stamp runs
low on ink, simply add a few drops. Our pre-ink stamps include
Xstamper, Accustamp and EvoStamp.
Rubber stamps require the use of a separate stamp pad. The wood handled stamp
is pressed into the ink pad prior to stamping on the paper. Rubber stamps are
popular because of their lower cost.